Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work
UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.
Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.
“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”
Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.
Police Make Arrest in Attempted Abduction
On Aug. 16, 2017 at 12:04 p.m., the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious person at 1510 E. Franklin St. (Montessori Academy). The caller reported that a man had walked to the fence around the school and was threatening to physically harm students. The man then grabbed two students and tried to pull them over the fence. Teachers quickly intervened, stopped the incident, and the man fled the area. Officers stopped the man a short distance from the school (near Walgreens) where he was placed under arrest.
We have charged Richard Donnell Mangum (48) of Chapel Hill with two misdemeanor counts of Simple Assault, two misdemeanor counts of Communicating Threats, and two felony counts of Child Abduction. He is being held at the Orange County Jail under a $40,000 secured bond. His first appearance is at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2017.
Richard Donnell Mangum